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Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported preliminary results from the 2013 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Mining, quarryibg and oil and gas extraction had the third highest fatal…

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Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

At the annual Offshore Energy Center (OEC) gala on 27 September, IADC was recognized with an election to the Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame as a Technology Pioneer. IADC was awarded the honor…

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People, Companies & Products

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, Departments, November/December

Edwin “Eric” McGhee, who served as Executive Vice President for IADC for 15 years, passed away on 4 October. He was 88. Born on 31 December in 1925 in Brownwood, Texas, Mr McGhee was the seventh of eight children…

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IADC embarks on next stage of transformation into sustained, high-performing organization

Posted on 05 November 2014 in 2014, IADC: Global Leadership, Global Challenges, November/December

At the start of 2012, IADC set out an ambitious three-year tactical plan to prepare and deliver key initiatives and programs in response to rapidly growing and changing industry requirements. I can report…

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NOV top drive control software mitigates torsional vibration in Eagle Ford

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Onshore Advances, Videos

In a recent 13-well program in the Eagle Ford, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) deployed its top drive control software, SoftSpeed II, to mitigate torsional vibration…

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All-liquid cementing system completes 5 jobs in Gulf of Mexico

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, The Offshore Frontier, Videos

Compared with conventional cements, Baker Hughes’ all-liquid FoamSet system maintains a constant pressure to keep the water or gas in the formation and out of the cement…

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Baker Hughes high-build RSS drills up to 12°/100 ft

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

The latest rotary steerable system (RSS) from Baker Hughes combines the benefits of a high-build RSS and advanced formation evaluation data. The AutoTrak eXact RSS was…

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New conical diamond element bit saves operator 6 days in Kazakhstan

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News, Videos

An operator in Kazakhstan recently saved six days by deploying Schlumberger’s StingBlade conical diamond element bit…

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Study: Half of well control incidents would benefit from early kick detection

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Drilling It Safely, News

Approximately half of all loss of well control (LWC) incidents that occur on the US Continental Shelf may benefit from early kick detection, a study commissioned by the…

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Limiter redesign process helps ExxonMobil increase footage per day by 90%

Posted on 04 November 2014 in Innovating While Drilling, News

Throughout the well construction process, multiple “limiters” can constrain the efficiency of overall process. Recognizing these limiters and the negative effects…

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